Marble Painting-Yesterday afternoon one of our preschool friends asked to play with the marbles. She was given the marbles in a large clear bin and spent some time rolling them and talking about their attributes-Big-Small-Blue-Yellow. Today the marbles were being sorted by a few friends into containers by color. We decided to incorporate children's enjoyment of painting and mixing. Some children were very intentional about rolling the marbles around, watching the movement and the marking the marbles make. Other friends dump the marbles and the paint all at once. I chose to use black paper and white paint as it reminds me of night time winter skies.